• Windows Phone 7 – Released To Manufacturing – Terry Myerson announces the key milestone in the Windows Phone 7 project, the Release to Manufacturing of the OS to the handset manufacturers allowing them to do the final integration work to bring Windows Phone 7 to their devices and networks
  • New Silverlight 4 Service Release 4.0.50826.0 – John Papa highlights an updated Silverlight 4 Service Release complete with an updated SDK release. Key features of this release are improvements to applications start up time, out of browser support for the mouse wheel on Mac, DRM Media and memory leak fixes, and a fix for users who are trialling LightSwtich.
  • Release Day: ReSharper 5.1.1; dotCover and dotTrace RCs – JetBrains announce the latest maintenance release of ReSharper, along with release candidates of dotCover and dotTrace and pricing information for their actual release. The ReSharper release brings with it improved performance and stability in Visual Studio 2010, and updates the NUnit version used for the Test Runner
  • Emacs Emulation Extension Now Available! – Brittany Behrens announces the release of a free Visual Studio Extension which brings the Emacs keyboard bindings to the Visual Studio 2010 environment
  • PublicResourceCodeGenerator now works with Visual Studio 2010 – Guy Smith-Ferrier releases an update to his PublicResourceCodeGenerator which creates strongly typed resource classes allowing you to use resx files with Silverlight. This updated release supports Visual Studio 2010, 2008 and 2005, and full source is available.
  • NHibernate Mapping Generator 2.0 Beta 2 – The second beta release of the NHibernate Mapping Generator 2.0 project has been released. This project aims to make it easy to construct NHibernate mappings (fluent and HBM) and Domain Classes directly from your database tables.



  • Internationalizing Silverlight 4 – Guy Smith-Ferrier highlights his presentation to the London Silverlight User Group on Wednesday 15th September 2010 where he will be focusing on Internationalization concepts and the internationalization features of Silverlight, and also announces that he will be delivering a session on Internationalizing Silverlight at the Internationalization and Unicode Conference in California in October.
  • Ed Lambda (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Meetup – Ed Lambda, a Functional Programming Usergroup based in Edinburgh, will be meeting to discuss all things functional programming (ranging from languages such as F#, Haskell, Clojure, etc, to tools and functional programming theory) on Monday 13th September in Malone’s Irish Bar in Edinburgh